Cards hope for a successful home-opener


Niki Smithers

Junior Blake Evans crosses into the end zone after beating a defender down the sideline.

This Friday, Aug.7, the Cards will host Westfield for their first home game of the season. The Cards are coming off of a win 27-21 win against Roncalli at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“It’s always great being at home,” head coach Bill Peebles said. “We’ve had a lot of success here over the last few years and we are hoping to continue that Friday night.”

Last season SHS beat Westfield 37-26. Then-junior quarterback Luke Johnston threw for 316 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, while Then-junior wide receiver James Wright had seven receptions for 55 yards and two touchdowns. Then-junior tight end Evan Higgs had seven receptions for 92 yards.

Peebles is thinking about each play at a time and how they can be successful on each play. The gameplan is all about execution and upfront we need to protect the quarterback.

“The way their defense plays, we should be able to pass the ball a lot and run it when we need to,” Johnston said.